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Nitin Rao on India's Wrong Moves Against Gay Rights

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Gay rights in India
Fry1989

My father asked me,"Could you wait until we die? Think about us," writes TED fellow, Nitin Rao. His deep fear was that Rao would publicly identify as an Indian man who is attracted to other men. After years of working to explain to his family that being gay is not a medical problem, and that they could not ask him to put their pride above his individual rights to love a person of my choice, December 2013 brought a major setback. On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, India's Supreme Court set aside a highly lauded 2009 Delhi High Court ruling decriminalizing private sexual acts between consenting adults.